Friday, June 4, 2010

Stitching Stations, Everyone!

Howdy, Stitchers. I thought it was about time to sit a spell and get back into the blogging mode from my new abode. Most of the boxes are unpacked (whew) and the rooms are starting to look presentable (hooray), so I thought I'd share a few photos of the most important spots in my new house -- my STITCHING STATIONS! (These photos were taken on a grey, gloomy day, so you don't get the full dazzling effect of the sunshine streaming in...)

Here's the stitching spot that caught my eye the moment I walked into the house and I thought, "That's the PERFECT spot for a stitching station." Windows on both sides, so light comes in from all directions - a stitcher's dream location (or as I refer to it) Stitching Station #1:

For those of you who are wondering why I have a dishtowel wrapped around my daylight stand, it's because the light is SO bright, it can be blinding at close range. I can't tell you how many times I've spent stitching under that light at night and when I get up, one of my eyes is actually blind from the brightness. Rather scary, actually. Also, and most importantly, I try to shade the bright light a bit for Katie when she's laying underfoot.

[Aside: if you have a pet, you might get down on the floor and look up and see how painfully bright those lights are on your pets eyes, and perhaps create a visor or shield of some kind. I also made a cardboard visor on the backside of my big Dazor magnifier, so the light doesn't blind other people/critters in the room when I tilt it over my work.]

And here's Stitching Station #2, which is in my bedroom, which has a bay window with light coming in from all sides:

And then there's the outside Stitching Station #3, which is a totally covered patio area, so I can stitch, stitch, stitch at all times of the year:

(My old worn-out chairs are going to be replaced by a lovely wicker set arriving next week. I can't WAIT to try them out -- they should improve my outdoor stitching quite a bit - grin!)

Oh, and here's Katie's living room station, under the dining room table with all of her (many) toys close at hand:

I will end this posting with a shot of Katie's MOST favorite place to rest -- under my bed, where she feels the safest and has the most privacy. Can you tell she's in her "I VANT TO BE ALONE" mood?:

As you might guess from these photos, Katie and I are settling in quite nicely and enjoying all our new spaces to work and play...Talk to you again soon, but now I need to pick a Stitching Station and do a little stitching!


Mary said...

I love your new stitching stations! So many nice areas to choose from. It's always a chore to move and then unpack and decorate, so you deserve some stitchy time!

Anne said...

How exciting! Looks like plenty of stitch-worthy space in your new place. Best wishes as you continue to settle in.

April Mechelle said...

Great stitching places !!!

Maria said...

LOVELY...I would love just one of those spots. I am still struggling to find a good place where I am living now :-(

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new home. Could you tell me the name of the piece on the frame in your bedroom? It's beautiful!


Sara Leigh said...

Nice stitching spaces! I'm interested in your floor stands. Would you share the manufacturers/brands?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you've settled into your new home! And the stitching stations are wonderful, especially the one outside. I'm looking forward to seeing all the new designs you create in this new place of inspiration.

Wawanna said...

Oh everything looks soooo nice, you will surely have an awesome time stitching! I have a Katie too; a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She has to be right at my side when stitching & I do worry about her eyes with the bright lights! Congrats on settling in!